Rose State College provides opportunities for students to get a head start on college by earning college credit while they are still in high school. High school juniors and seniors who meet policy requirements can participate in concurrent enrollment. These concurrent programs help high school students meet high school requirements and can give them an advantage when competing for scholarships and admission to four-year universities. Successful completion of college course work demonstrates that students are capable of the academic rigor college demands. Each high school senior who meets the eligibility requirements for concurrent enrollment shall be entitled to receive a tuition waiver equivalent to the amount of resident tuition for a maximum of six (6) credit hours per semester. Students are responsible for the fee portion of payment.
View the Concurrent Enrollment Packet (PDF) for more information.
Dual Enrollment classes are college level classes offered to high school students for both high school and college credit. Dual enrollment students are enrolled for classes at both the high school and the college. While students earn high school credit, they also earn college credit, therefore reducing duplicated classes. Rose State College credits are recorded on a permanent college record and transcript. High schools are responsible for recording high school credits.
Concurrent students have several options for taking courses. Students may attend courses offered on the Rose State College campus, online, and courses offered off the Rose State College campus on the high school campus or via Interactive Television (ITV). Concurrent students may not enroll in remedial (zero-level) course work offered by Rose State College designed to remove high school deficiencies.
Concurrent Enrollment Guidelines
To be admitted as a concurrently enrolled student you must be able to satisfy all 15 curricular requirements and requirements for graduation no later than the spring semester of your senior year and meet the requirements listed below:
- Seniors: minimum composite ACT 19 or SAT 980 or 3.0 high school GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a 19 in appropriate subject area. (First semester of enrollment can be the summer before the senior year.)
- Juniors: minimum composite ACT 19 or SAT 980 or 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a 19 in appropriate subject area. (First semester of enrollment can be the summer before the junior year.)
Home Study or Unaccredited High School:
- Seniors (17 years of age) minimum composite 19 ACT or 980 SAT. Must be 17 when semester begins.
- Juniors (16 years of age) minimum composite 19 ACT or 980 SAT. Must be 16 when semester begins.
To help ensure that you possess the skills necessary to be successful in college, you must have a 19 ACT subject score in English, Mathematics, and/or Science Reasoning to enroll in those courses. Additionally, you must have at least a 19 in Reading to enroll in any other collegiate course.
- 4 units English (Grammar, Composition Literature)
- 3 units Math (Algebra 1 or above)
- 3 units History and Citizenship (including 1 unit of American History and 2 units from the subjects of History, Government, Geography, Economics, and/or non-western culture)
- 3 units Lab Science (as certified by the school district)
- 2 units Other (any of the above or Computer Science, Foreign Language)
Transitioning from high school to college is a major step in a student’s education.
It is critical that students realize and comply with the demands of college coursework to ensure a positive impact of concurrent enrollment on their permanent transcripts.
Therefore, students and parents are required to sign and submit the Concurrent College Application for High School Concurrent Enrollment. A high school student may enroll in a combine number of high school and college courses per semester not to exceed a full-time college workload of 19 semester credit hours. For purposes of calculating workload, one-half high school unit/credit shall be equivalent to three semester credit hours of college work.
Concurrent students must maintain a 2.0 college cumulative grade-point average or above on a 4.0 scale.
The FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION
- Application for Concurrent Enrollments signed by Student, Parent, Counselor, Principal
- Application for Admission ( Sign the back )
- Official High School Transcript
- ACT or SAT Scores ( Scores on official transcript accepted)
- Documentation of Student Vaccination Status
- Concurrent Enrollment Student Contract